Optimum Omega Nutrition
Omega-3 and Omega-6 dietary guidelines to improve health, welfare, quality and performance of shrimp
Optimum Omega Nutrition (OON) for shrimp provides practical guidelines to help farmers of whiteleg shrimp and black tiger shrimp set feed specifications for meeting EPA & DHA Omega-3 and ARA Omega-6 requirements, whilst maintaining the Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio in shrimp diets. Optimising Omega nutrition supports the health, welfare and performance of the shrimp by enabling them to better deal with environmental and biological challenges.
By using Veramaris algal oil in conjunction with the Optimum Omega Nutrition guidelines, shrimp farmers not only stand to improve productivity, product quality, and yield but also lower their marine footprint.
- Current research suggests that optimum dietary EPA + DHA requirements of shrimp is not less than 0.4-0.6% of diet and up to 1.1% of diet in some cases. More research is needed to define the optimum ratios for essential fatty acids throughout the life cycle
- The ratio of EPA:DHA is important to the health and welfare of shrimp, in addition to the total amount of EPA+DHA in the diet.
- The optimum Omega-3 : Omega-6 ratio is recommended to be kept at >2:1.
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